Episode 63: Monisha Bhanote, MD on Oxalates - Good or Bad for Bones

Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast: Take Control of Your Bone Health

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[2:19] Food information overload
[3:36] Protein, especially in a vegan diet
[8:42] Acidity
[11:07] Demonizing certain foods
[13:42] Bone dissolving foods
[15:38] Dairy
[19:36] Medications
[21:15] Doctors
22:03] Sodium
[23:31] Stress
[25:21] Three areas of stress that lead to bone breakdown in the body
[26:11] Oxalates
[27:22] Three things that influence somebody having oxalate issues
[30:40] Digestive health
[32:58] Which vitamin deficiencies are indicative of bone loss
[34:37] Eating seasonally
[34:04] Spinach alternatives
[36:04] A blame game
[37:02] Study biases
[39:00] Learn your body
[43:02] Food suggestions
[47:13] Fiber

Dr Monisha Bhonote on Nourishing Bones: Beyond Oxalates

Welcome to the Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast! In this episode Debi dives into the world of gut health and its impact on bone strength with Dr. Monisha Bhanote, a board-certified physician and founder of Wellkulå. Dr. Monisha shares insights on building a strong foundation of vitamins and minerals for optimal body function before delving into specific dietary choices and gut health practices.

Dr. Monisha has expertise in Integrative Medicine, Functional Culinary Medicine, Cytopathology, and Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and combines ancient wisdom with mind-body science to support evidence-based holistic wellbeing. Throughout this episode, Dr. Monisha and Debi discuss the significance of understanding oxalate levels in the body and how factors like gut microbiome health, fiber intake, and vitamin deficiencies can affect our overall well-being, particularly bone health. They explore the nuances of managing stress, the impact of dietary choices on bone strength, and the importance of balance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Don’t miss this insightful discussion on nurturing your body from the inside out for stronger bones.

"What is the body not getting? And the body is not getting real food." [4:58 ]

"Let food be thy medicine, bringing balance and nourishment to support your bones." [15:10]

When you're looking at your bone health, look at your digestive health." [30:38]

"At the end of the day it is about what does your unique body need." [41:38]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, monitoring gut health, and addressing any deficiencies in vitamins like B6 and A are crucial for managing oxalate levels.

Including diverse fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole foods in the diet can provide essential nutrients to support gut health and manage oxalate levels.

Elevated cortisol levels from stress can disrupt bone formation and resorption, impacting bone health. It is essential to manage stress for overall well-being, including bone health.

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